Further readings for the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II
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In part 2 of our review of best lenses for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (Olympus E-M1 II), we’re looking at the performance of zoom lenses. More versatile than a fixed focal length prime, zoom lenses offer the convenience of a range of focal lengths in a single lens. We’ve tested 20 such lenses on the E-M1 II, covering focal lengths from an ultra-wide-angle 7mm through to a super-telephoto 300mm, equivalent to 14mm to 600mm in 35mm terms. Scores range from a high of 25 points on pro-oriented options such as the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, to a low of 8 points on the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6.
As an equivalent to a 28-300mm, this mark II version is an update to the earlier retro-looking model by the same name. It features the darkened chrome cosmetics and finely-machined zoom and focus rings of the maker’s pro-oriented models, and now includes dust- and splash-proofing and new coatings. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
Olympus has unveiled anupdated version of its 14-150mm super-zoom for OM-D or Pen shooters who want to travel light. Tipping the scales at just 285g, this lightweight and compact all-rounder features a new weatherproof exterior and lens coatings for improved image quality.
The cashback offer is open for another couple of weeks and I'm toying with this one. For about £355 from the right online place with the cashback I wonder if, even with any quality concerns, as a 'take on holiday' lens it's such a good deal to go for.